Game Preview: Wizards vs. Kings

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#9 Rashard Lewis
Forward, 6-10, 230 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.4
5.2
1.7
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.1
8.0
1.7
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-1, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.2
8.0
0.4
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-6, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.1
2.3
0.9
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.4
3.5
8.8

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the second and final meeting between the Washington Wizards and Sacramento Kings. The Kings won the first match-up, 116-91 in Sacramento on December 8th.
  • Last game...The Wizards fell to the Charlotte Bobcats, 104-89, on January 8th in Charlotte... Kirk Hinrich scored a team-high 18 points on 7-of-14 from the field...John Wall recorded his 10th double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 rebounds...Al Thornton scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds...Andray Blatche added 10 points and eight rebounds... Stephen Jackson led the Bobcats with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
  • The Wizards have won five straight home games over the Sacramento Kings. This marks their second longest home winning streak over an opponent. Washington has won six straight over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • John Wall is the first Washington rookie to record 10 double-doubles in a season since Juwan Howard, who tallied 17 double-doubles during his rookie campaign (1994-95).
  • JaVale McGee has blocked six shots in three games this season which is first in the NBA. McGee leads the NBA in total blocks with 88.
  • In their last 11 games, the Wizards are holding opponents to 92.5 points per game.
  • Rashard Lewis is one steal shy of 1,000 for his career.
  • Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell and Kings assistant coach Mario Elie won back-to-back NBA Championships in 1994 and 1995 as teammates with the Houston Rockets…Wizards guard John Wall and Kings forward/center DeMarcus Cousins were teammates at Kentucky during the 2009-10 season.
KINGS PROBABLE STARTERS
#32 Francisco Garcia
Forward, 6-7, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.0
2.3
1.2
#34 Jason Thompson
Forward, 6-11, 250 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.0
5.7
0.8
#15 DeMarcus Cousins
Center, 6-11, 270 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.9
7.7
1.6
#13 Tyreke Evans
Guard, 6-6, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.2
4.7
5.4
#19 Beno Udrih
Guard, 6-3, 205 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.2
3.4
4.1